Action Alert


The Adrian Dominican Sisters have long been engaged, individually and communally, in efforts to protect the integrity of creation and bring about a more just, peaceful and compassionate world. The Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation coordinates these efforts by bringing to light injustices and recommending ways to take action.


Action Alert

Greening My Footprint



Click here to view a PDF of Greening My Footprint, a monthly email in English and Spanish that offers ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

 


Lent Resources



  • How to Practice Lent – Lent is a time of preparation. During the 40 days we are encouraged to pray, fast and give alms. Catholic Relief Services has prepared many resources to aid us in this season of Lent.

  • CRS Rice Bowl is one of the many resources for assisting in our Lenten practices. Many parishes distribute the CRS Rice Bowls. This year the focus is on Loving our Neighbor. But Who is My Neighbor you may ask just as the scholar in the scripture passage wondered? This Lent, CRS Rice Bowl—Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program, will help us answer that question.

  • Share the Journey - “So many of our neighbors are on the move: migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, travelers. The Good Samaritan—a traveler himself, one on the move—shows us what it means to encounter the stranger, to accompany one in need and become a companion on the journey.”

  • Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), focusing on the Lenten practice of fasting offers a calendar – Lenten Fast for Creation

  • Dominican Volunteers USA Lenten Study Guide

 


Nuclear Disarmament


International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on July 7, 2017.

ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for our “work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and our “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.”

  • Watch the video If You Love This Planet, “a beautifully animated short film that brings to life Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow’s passionate call to action.”

  • Learn the facts about the current nuclear weapons that are stockpiled in nine countries “are many times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. A single nuclear warhead, if detonated on a large city, could kill millions of people, with the effects persisting for decades.”

  • Become a member of the ICAN Movement

 


Human Trafficking



  • Read the February Stop Trafficking Newsletter. The focus for this edition is on examining the complexities that drive human trafficking

  • Polaris, is an organization that works to ensure that the U.S. government prioritizes efforts to eradicate all forms of human trafficking and protect victims of this crime at home and abroad. Take action to help in the efforts to rid the United States and the world of human Trafficking and protect the victims.

 


Immigration



The Dreamers are still without a path to citizenship and time is running out. With the passing of each day DACA youth fall out of status and lose their ability to go to school, serve in the military, and work legally.

 


Gun Violence



 

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 – The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed and the senate will soon consider the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a proposal that would make it legal for people to carry loaded, hidden guns in more public places and would force states with strong concealed carry laws to honor permits from states with weak or non-existent concealed carry laws. 

 


 

Poverty in America


 

Reverend William Barber, the former head of the NAACP in North Carolina and the founder of the Moral Mondays movement also in North Carolina, is organizing a nation wide movement in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and using the same name, the Poor People’s Campaign.

To learn more about this and join the campaign, go to: https://poorpeoplescampaign.org/

Read this article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/16/poverty-america-moral-outrage-nation

[Video] Amy Goodman interviews Rev. Dr. William Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove who are the leaders of the Poor People's Campaign: https://www.democracynow.org/2018/1/9/rev_barber_ex_page_to_segregationist